Gouden Carolus Tripel | Brouwerij Het Anker

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Het Anker
Belgium
hetanker.be

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by marc77 on 08-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
960
Reviews:
453
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
10.41%
 
 
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91
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Photo of Cozzatoad
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle

A- Slightly hazy, somewhere in between deep golden and orange. Huge and also dense white head that shows great retention throughout the whole tasting. Not as much lacing as you would expect from such a head but still enough to be satisfied with

S- Musty/earthy yeast is dominant. Some delicate fruity (citrus, apple) and sugary notes on the back of things, also a slight warming touch from the alcohol. Overall obviously on the sweet side

T- Not as earthy as the smell suggested, but much more bright instead. Caramel malts, with strong candy-like notes from the sugar, very sweet but still far from cloying. nice support from the esters, on the back but still vividly present with a warming spicy feel. Then some fruity notes as the smell suggested (again apple, slight citrus, pear maybe). Very nice and perfectly amalgamated

M- Very soft, full-bodied mouthfeel on both tongue and palate. Carbonation is still quite vivid, adding a touch of lively/prickly feel to the mouthfeel. Just dry enough in the aftertaste to make you longing for another sip

O- A classic tripel that stays totally true to the style, and a great one at that. I would ask no more. Very nice balance and drinkability given the 9%ABV

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Photo of safaricook
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Blind Tasting Tripel Project of Fall 2015
Perfectly dense thick and lasting white foam, murky gold
fresh pears, little pepper
more phenols than in aroma, there is a sweetness to it, but it ends phenolic and dry
perfectly integrated carbonation, very drinkable
Dangerously drinkable and smooth Tripel

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

A: Cloudy golden yellow with giant, white, foamy awesome looking head that lasted forever. Great lacing.

S: Citrus, tropical, toasted malt, yeast.

T: Light sweetness and light bitterness. Toasted and spicy with a hint of citrus.

M: Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Dry and quite warm going down.

O: Good Tripel. A bit too biting for my taste. Really warm, which was nice. Looks phenomenal.

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4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yellow brown opaque
Foam didn't last much
The Foam was Tick not small like a necklace
Excellent smell
Aroma a Malta fermentada
Poco amargor
Muy agradable
Una cerveza para tomar toda la noche
An Excellent option
Great Beer
Mucho cuerpo
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: explosive white head over a hazy golden body.

S: Very fruity and sweet. hints of pinapple, raisin, grape, a little must in there.

Taste is as the smell. Alcohol comes through a bit much especially in the finish as does the must. fruit is nice but somewhat overpowered.

M: Sits pretty well with a medium body. Gets a little musty.

Overall a pretty nice beer but the musty finish really take a lot away in my mind. For me tripels are always pretty hit and miss and this one missed a little for me. While not as bad as some other's I've had it doesn't really shine above.

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4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is very hazy and dark golden yellow in color. A moderate amount of carbonation is visible along with some small yeast particles visible floating in suspension. It poured with a three finger high dense white head that has excellent retention properties and took a long time to die down, consistently leaving a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are aromas of yeast in the nose along with notes of fruity esters—bananas stand out in particular.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has hints of spices towards the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation. A light amount of dryness is present.
O: This is an excellent representation of the style that is also quite easy to drink because the alcohol is well hidden from the taste. The head is also very impressive and deserving of having this served in a tulip glass.

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Gouden Carolus Tripel from Brouwerij Het Anker
4.13 out of 5 based on 960 ratings.
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